Lionel Richie has spoken! And the American Idol decide is markedly much less judgmental in terms of his child lady’s new man!
For many who missed the comfortable information final week, Sofia Richie and her boyfriend Elliot Grainge obtained engaged after just a bit over a yr of courting. Nevertheless, the couple have identified one another since they have been children due to Lionel’s connection to Elliot’s father, Lucian Grainge, CEO of Common Music Group.
It’s one of many huge causes the Howdy singer is so happy together with his daughter’s alternative in betrothed!
Talking to Entry Hollywood on Tuesday, the Grammy winner gushed:
“I like Elliot, I’ve identified him since he was 12… It was a type of issues the place I don’t have to return and take a look at the child. I do know who it’s.”
You’d assume their familiarity would have made it simpler when Elliot went old skool and requested Lionel for his permission to suggest. However apparently the 28-year-old obtained tremendous anxious about it:
“He was a nervous wreck. Poor man. I assumed he was going to go out.”
However he was comfortable to provide his blessing to Elliot:
“As a papa and as a dad, you realize, that’s my little lady, so she is in good fingers.”
Clearly although we will’t assist however word the wild distinction with what Lionel needed to say about her earlier relationship — with Scott Disick! The crooner was clearly by no means OK together with his teen daughter courting the a lot older actuality star. He instructed The Every day Telegraph again in 2018:
“She’s 19. Once you’re 19 you realize all the pieces. Is it going to be for all times? I don’t know. However for proper now it’s only a part and I’m going to face actual nonetheless within the nook, get me drink and never make an excessive amount of noise. Now I do know what my mother and father meant once I got here by way of the door with my Afro and my girlfriend and stated, ‘Dad, I’m in love’ and [he] checked out me and stated, ‘Okay, we’re going to go away you alone for a minute and also you’ll determine it out.’ My daughter is getting me again for my Afro days!”
He later laughingly stated he was “scared to dying” of his daughter courting Disick.
He could have joked, however his actions confirmed he wasn’t comfortable in regards to the pairing. Like when he banned the then-34-year-old from attending main household occasions like his Hollywood Stroll of Fame induction.
Clearly an enormous distinction with the brand new man! In fact, crucial factor is what Sofia thinks, and fortunately Lionel experiences she’s “so comfortable” together with her new fiancé!
What do YOU consider the engagement information??